Letter: Thank you, Secretary Zinke

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  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Jan. 16, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    Mr. Summers, You don't speak for all Utahans, most certainly not for my family.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 9:11 a.m.

    I would like to know a single fact about how shrinking monuments has helped the economy, especially when every business owner in Escalante and Boulder said that GSENM has done nothing but help their businesses. There isn't a single business owner who believes shrinking the monuments has helped.
    San Juan County is still the poorest county in Utah. There isn't a single economic boost in San Juan County that was a result of shrinking Bears Ears. In fact when I head down there I make sure to buy gas and supplies in Moab so the people who support land protection get my dollars. Those who support shrinking of Bear Ears won't get my money or taxes.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:40 p.m.

    Thank you, secretary Zinke, for heading down the road. Would that you could have taken more of those trump sycophants, corrupt as they are, with you.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 3:51 p.m.

    "Ryan Zinke served as a U.S. Navy SEAL for over 20 years;"

    Before having been drummed out of the SEALS after his commanding officer discovered dishonesty and refused to recommend promotion to hire rank.

    And that was before Zinke was placed under investigation for nearly a dozen violations of ethics and laws.

    Somehow, it seems to me that a REAL American hero would be better than that in his personal conduct.

  • Utefan60 , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 1:51 p.m.

    The vast majority of Utah citizens did not favor the reduction and decimation of our public lands . The open forum period was an absolute joke.

    Zinke wasn't liked in Montana, and he is not liked by many of "my fellow Utah citizens".

    What he did was horrible for the legacy of our future generations.

    He is under current investigation. Seems par for the course with any Trump official.

  • Lia , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:05 p.m.

    The author opens with: "On behalf of our fellow Utahns...'

    It would have been more appropriate if he had started it:
    "On behalf of our fellow myopians."

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:23 a.m.

    Please don't assume you speak for all Utahns. It is awfully arrogant. He and Scott Pruitt were perfect examples of how not to lead an agency and how not to be an ethical public servant.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:42 a.m.

    Corruption is an honored trait in this administration starting with the top.

  • Lia , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    Zinke 'loves open public lands" beacuse they're great places to put mines, oil wells and condos.

  • liberal larry Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:03 a.m.

    Thanks for the letter, Mom, you're the best!!

    Love Ryan

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    Wow!. Zinke is a classic example of what a US Government cabinet member should not be. Personally profiting from industry insiders that he was supposed to be protecting our lands from exploiting them. Former Secretary Zinke should (and probably will) be under criminal investigation.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Jan. 15, 2019 9:39 a.m.

    I think I can speak for a number of my fellow Montanans.

    If you like Zinke so much, you can have him. Many of us don't believe a word he says about his love of protected lands. And BTW, his arch-conservative replacement is more of an environmentalist than he was. That's how we roll here.

  • Crusader Layton, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 9:28 a.m.

    We should just save some time and have Trump add enough funds to pave all of Utah to his shutdown demands.